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Firearms

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  • Northwest Side man first to lose concealed carry license

    Northwest Side man first to lose concealed carry license
    The first -- and so far only -- person to have his concealed carry license revoked in Illinois is a Northwest Side man accused of pulling a gun during an argument over rent money. William P. O'Connell, 54, got into the argument with another man around...
  • Gun instructors lose certification after students report too-short training

    Gun instructors lose certification after students report too-short training
    Two downstate firearms instructors have been decertified for failing to provide the required amount of training to students seeking concealed carry firearms permits, Illinois State Police announced today. Ninety-eight students certified by the...
  • Real estate agents grapple with Illinois' new gun law

    Real estate agents grapple with Illinois' new gun law
    At homes listed for sale this spring, a prospective buyer may notice the manicured lawn, the pot of flowers by the walkway, and possibly the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door. Realty firms, like other businesses,...
  • Man charged in connection with Bolingbrook shooting

    Man charged in connection with Bolingbrook shooting
    A Bolingbrook man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a man during a dispute Sunday morning, authorities said. Rolando Ibarra, 36, of Bolingbrook, has been charged with aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful...
  • Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

    MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...
  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
  • Prosecutors: Would-be robber shot victim in 2009 slaying

    Prosecutors: Would-be robber shot victim in 2009 slaying
    A man who was 16 at the time tried to rob and then shot to death a man in the South Chicago neighborhood in 2009, then tried to get someone else to dispose of an incriminating bullet for him, prosecutors said today. Dennis Laird, 20, who is currently...
  • Surprise: Police find AK-47, other assault rifles in Harvey basement

    Surprise: Police find AK-47, other assault rifles in Harvey basement
    Police searching a Harvey basement on a tip found an AK-47 and other assault rifles -- to the surprise of the woman living there, authorities said. Officers carried out the search about 11 a.m. Thursday, acting on information from the Marion Police...
  • Mall shooter could have bought shotgun legally in most states

    Mall shooter could have bought shotgun legally in most states
    When Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park fatally shot two store employees at The Mall in Columbia and then killed himself, authorities said he did so with a Mossberg 500, a Connecticut-made pump-action shotgun that has been on the U.S. market since...
  • Case against U.S. man illustrates Canada's zero-tolerance gun policy

    Louis DiNatale didn't intend to enter Canada when he and his wife wound up on a bridge from New York state to Ontario province one day in September, misdirected by an unreliable GPS. What began as an American couple's getaway to Vermont quickly turned...
  • Two men arrested in 7-Eleven robberies

    Two men arrested in 7-Eleven robberies
    Armed with a machete and a handgun, two men robbed three 7-Eleven stores across Baltimore County in about an hour Thursday night before being arrested, police said. A 7-Eleven in White Marsh on Philadelphia Road was the first target, where shortly before...